8U Boys of Summer Take Tournament
The Hopedale 8U baseball team won the Ashland Sparkler Baseball tournament last month for the first time in history.
These boys played their hearts out after a long spring in quarantine.
Not only did they have to play after being in quarantine so long, they also had to deal with strict COVID-19 rules. These rules extended to spectators as well. Friends and family cheer squads were limited.
Hopedale 8U went 5 and 1 for regular season games. They beat Framingham in game 1 of the playoffs, and beat Medway in game 2. The final game was against Westboro. Westboro was their only regular season loss. Hopedale beat Westboro 9-5.
Matty G. hit an in-the-park homerun, scoring 4 runs in the 2nd inning! Owen W. hit a single in the top of the 6th scoring 2 more runs. Colin J. had a clutch catch at third in the 6th helping secure the win. Pitchers Nolan V., Griffin D. and Calvin M. pitched 2 innings each, 4 strikeouts each.